Paglaom is a Bisaya (Filipino dialect) word which means Hope. “Paglaom Always” is an abstract illustration of a rainbow in dark hue. We remember the rainbow as a prominent symbol of hope in the Bible. “Paglaom Always” encourages us to hope at all times and cling to the Lord at all cost. God sometimes takes what is perfect and subjects us to a humble status so that a greater good might be accomplished. Take hope! This stage of suffering is merely a transitional period. Trust in His timing and His beautiful plans for you.
In a particularly dark time in my life, I awoke to this beautiful sight of amazing cirrus clouds painted over the blue morning sky. It was a comforting reminder of the hope and promise that His steadfast love never ceases and his mercies never end – they are new every morning! Great is thy faithfulness!
My artwork has four scenes from the Bible which depicts hope or promise.
Noah’s Ark: God promises to never flood the earth again: He set His rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Him and the earth.
The Birth of Jesus Christ: It gives us hope that a Saviour has come to save all of us from evil.
Jesus Christ feeds the 5000: This gives us hope that Jesus will always be there for us when we need him.
Jesus Christ’s resurrection: Jesus promised his disciples that after 3 days, He will rise from the dead.
The Bible contains all His promises. Whenever we are anxious or fearful, reading His Word gives us hope and comfort. He promised us – His children – that He will never leave us nor forsake us. He promised to protect and guide us (His children). Knowing all these, we can face our future with courage. Other than that, a rainbow is painted as the background. That is because the rainbow symbolizes that God is faithful and that He will not break His promises. The colours of the rainbow remind me of His beauty.